Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood
Airing on CBS, 5/19/00, at 8:00-10: PM, ET/PT, this made-for-TV film reunites cast members from the action-packed comedy series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
As the action begins, the folks of Hazzard County have for several years sponsored an annual fund-raising hoedown to raise funds for a Hazzard hospital. At this year’s hoedown, the Hazzard citizens are propositioned by a crooked businessman, Ezra Bushmaster (Nicolas Coster), who challenges them to raise $500,000 in 10 days and he will contribute the remaining $3 million they need for the hospital. Raising the money quickly seems an impossible task until shady music promoter B.B. Bascomb (Jay Acovone) steps in and reminds the stunned denizens about the country music tapes they own featuring now famous singers from past Hazzard hoe-downs. With spirits high on dreams of selling a profitable music CD, the Dukes, Cooter, Cletus and Roscoe roar off to Hollywood to raise some fast cash.
The bad guys are instantly hot on their trail, and their tapes and money are immediately stolen. However, in their adventure-filled quest to get their belongings back and raise the money for the hospital, they make unusual friends in unlikely places.
The cousins are all a bit beefier than when we last saw them, but if you were a fan of the good ol’ boy series, and like seeing the humble best of the greedy and the crafty, you may enjoy this film. Highlights include musical numbers by Latina sensation Patricia Manterola and country singers Toby Keith and Anita Cochran.